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Langevin at the Rostrum

From Congressman Jim Langevin's office:

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), who is quadriplegic, will preside over the US House of Representatives for the first time on Monday, July 26th.  The Speaker’s rostrum on the House Floor has just been made wheelchair-accessible through a series of lifts. This historic event is timed to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“I have long said that I may be the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress, but I won’t be the last,” said Langevin, a five-term representative from Rhode Island and co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus. “On Monday, we will celebrate another major step in continuing efforts to make the Capitol Complex accessible when I preside over the US House of Representatives. This is an extremely proud moment for me and helps renew my spirit as we continue to remove barriers and strengthen the ADA for millions of Americans with disabilities in the decades to come.” 
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